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Suquamish Intern Earns Honors

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EUGENE, Ore. – Port Madison Enterprises scholarship intern Cassandra George has earned top honors at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore. George, a 19-year-old college sophomore and graduate of North Kitsap High School, has been identified as one of the top 15 percent of her University of Oregon class, based on her academic achievements.

In addition to accolades, the accomplishment comes with an invitation to join the University of Oregon chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the opportunity to apply for scholarships with the organization.

“We are incredibly proud of Cassy and know she will continue to achieve her goals.” said Port Madison Human Resource Director Barbara Griffin, who manages the internship program.

The PME Scholarship Intern Program, designed to increase career opportunities for Suquamish tribal members, provides a full college scholarship for recipients including tuition, books, room, board and a monthly stipend. Interns are also given positions at the tribally-owned company during summer months, gaining knowledge in hospitality and gaming management.

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Currently, PME has two scholarship interns at various stages in their educational careers including George and Lisa Jackson-Nickel, a Western Washington University junior. Previous graduates of the program include Brittany Bakken, Nigel Lawrence and Nic’Cola Armstrong and Veronica Rhodes.

Scholarship Interns are chosen annually by the PME board of directors. Candidates must be recent high school graduates and Suquamish tribal members. During the program, interns are also required to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. For more information on the program, contact Griffin at BarbaraGriffin@Clear

Port Madison Enterprises is an agency of the Suquamish Tribal Government, located along the shores of the Puget Sound near Seattle, Wash.